Subban's play since coming back
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02-18-2013, 05:25 AM
Join Date: May 2012
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How is Hamilton at 19 better than PK was at 19?
Hamilton was a +25 with 41 points in 32 OHL games, Subban was a a +47 with 76 points in 56 games.
In short, one can argue that Hamilton has the potential to become PK Subban.
PK also had a better WJC.
There was a perception at the time that PK was a liability on defense. I think he's proven that those concerns were misguided. Often, when one is dominating offensively people surmise that the player must be sacrificing d in order to produce those numbers. IMO, PK has become better defensively than he is offensively.
His ability to counter attack and keep the puck driving to the other end of the ice is one of the best in the league. You hardly see us pinned in our own zone for prolong bouts with PK on the ice.
His hockey sense tho, like Hank suggests could very well hold him back from becoming one of the premier d in the league imo. He just doesn't have it on the same level as the top 5-10 guys in the league. I don't think hockey sense is something that is likely to develop over time either. I think PK will be relying on outstanding talent and raw ability for most of his career. If he develops the hockey sense of Andrei Markov, he'll be at the top.
Either way, he's one of the top dman already and I'm so glad he's a hab.
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